Human Resources

About Human Resources

Human Resources supports the University’s delivery of Strategy 2030 through the deployment of support, improvements and initiatives aimed at maintaining and developing an even better place to work. We do this through the delivery of the People Strategy, aligned to our values, which will further enhance the University’s reputation, internally and externally, as a world class employer and a really great place to work. We continue to develop and deliver HR services, partnering and expertise to ensure we encourage a community where everyone feels proud to be part of our University.

The HR Community comprises five business facing teams supporting each of the three Colleges and the Professional Services Groups and a central team of functional specialists with expertise in employee and union relations and employment policy (including compliance), equality and diversity, reward, systems and management information, resourcing and learning and development. The HR Senior Leadership Team, which oversees the People Strategy and People Plan, includes the HR Director, four HR Deputy Directors and the Director of HR Services.

How we work and what we do

In HR, we aim to work as a single integrated team delivering high quality HR services across the University and applying the following principles to all that we do.

How we work and what we do

Human Resources Organisation Chart

Facts and figures

The University staff population by Colleges and Professional Services Groups.

University staff population


Contact Us

Do you have an HR query? If you’re a staff member you can check our FAQs in My Knowledge or raise a service request with HR Helpline. If you are not a staff member, you can email HR Helpline.

Alternative Formats

If you require any information on the Human Resources website in an alternative format, such as large print or a coloured background, please contact the HR Helpline.

Email HR Helpline

Contact us through an online sign language interpreter

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via Contact Scotland BSL, the online British Sign Language video relay interpreting service.

Find out more on the Contact Scotland BSL website